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Coffee cup: C.1 & A-1918

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Worcester Porcelain Factory




Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup and saucer, painted with the 'Prunus Root' pattern underglaze in blue.

Soft-paste porcelain coffee cup and saucer, painted underglaze in blue. The circular cup is of tall, flared shape, with fluted sides and grooved loop handle, standing on a wedge-shaped foot-ring. The saucer has a flat well, and sloping, out-turned fluted sides. Each piece is painted with the 'Prunus Root' pattern, which continues over the rim.

Legal notes

Given by Ralph Griffin, MA, FSA

Place(s) associated

  • Worcester ⪼ Worcestershire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1918) by Griffin, Ralph, MA, FSA


Mid-18th Century
George II
George III
Circa 1755 - 1760

School or Style

Traditional format

Components of the work

Decoration composed of cobalt-blue
Saucer Diameter 13.0 cm Height 2.1 cm
Cup Height 5.2 cm Width 7.7 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead Lead-glaze
steatitic Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 2 crossed
  • Location: On base of cup
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: 3 crossed
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted underglaze in blue
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1 & A-1918
Primary reference Number: 32840
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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